Merton Retirement Village

Enjoy life in the friendly country atmosphere for which Denman is famous.

Situated at 45 Ogilvie Street and 7 Turtle Street, Merton Village provides a quiet, peaceful setting that gives you the opportunity to live life at your pace. The village is just off the main street and provides easy access to the shopping centre, local sports complexes, and clubs.

Our village community has grown to 46 occupied units – all with at least two bedrooms, spacious living area, kitchen, bathroom, and laundry.

For days when it is too good to spend indoors, meet your friends and neighbours at the pergola and enjoy a barbecue or a game of croquet. The Turtle Street site now incorporates a Men's Shed and community hall where residents can meet, have a yarn, or tinker about at their leisure.

The Ogilvie Street site also has a community hall for indoor activities.

News Flash

We have one two-bedroom unit available in Ogilvie Street and one two-bedroom unit with study available in Ogilvie Street.

We will soon have one two-bedroom unit with study available in Turtle Street.

All units are extremely close to the services you need. Call our team on (02) 6547 2684 or call into our office at 45 Ogilvie Street, Denman.

Securing A Unit

There is currently a waiting list based on priority.

 Once you are on the list you retain your position notwithstanding you may decline to accept the offer of an available unit.

We require a fully refundable deposit of $200 to place you on the list. Should you wish to withdraw your name from the list at any time we will refund your deposit in full. Otherwise, we will deduct it from your entry fee when you accept the offer of a unit.


4 x 2-bedroom units – Ogilvie Street

1 x 2-bedroom unit with a study – Ogilvie Street

1 x 2-bedroom unit with a study – Turtle Street

If you would like to be on our waiting list, or require more information, please call us on
 (02) 6547 2684.

Retirement Village Services and Facilities

Available Services to Residents

Maintaining all buildings and infrastructure

Maintaining gardens and lawns in all common areas


Men's shed

Additional or optional personal services available to residents on a user-pays basis and the cost of those services at the date of preparation of a contract.

Services by negotiation

Available Village Facilities for Residents

Emergency call button

Community hall/activities room

Barbecue and pergola

Fixtures, Fittings, Furnishings, and Non-Fixed Items

We provide the following in-premise fixtures, fittings, furnishings, and other non-fixed items (if any).

Air-conditioning unit

Carpet and vinyl floor coverings

Vertical blinds

Light fittings

Electric range and hood

Electric hot water system

Laundry tub


Tank water and town water supply

Security doors

Fly screens

Emergency call facility

Retirement Village Entry Fees

We base the incoming contribution for a unit on the current market value of the unit at the time it is offered. The most recent contribution for a two-bedroom unit was $265,000. Unlike normal home unit purchases, the incoming contribution to Merton Village units is free of solicitor’s costs and stamp duty.

You are entitled to have a solicitor look at the contract, but that is at your expense. We encourage you to seek legal and financial advice before entering into a contract. We apply a $50 contract fee.

Merton Village Fortnightly Recurrent Charges

Our formula:

For a single resident, the recurrent charge is calculated as 27.5% of the maximum single pension

For partners in residence, the recurrent charges are calculated as 33.125% of a maximum single pension

Any content insurance you may wish to take out



Normal household expenses

Merton Village Administration’s financial responsibilities


Water rates

Building insurance

Building maintenance inside and out

Grounds maintenance but not including maintenance of each unit’s private rear garden

Departure fee

Merton Village Administration’s financial responsibilities

Village Administration charges a departure fee, which is retained from the incoming contribution. We calculate as follows:

5% for the first year of residency, or part thereof

5% per year for the next five years adjusted on a daily basis

any unscheduled maintenance or repair costs necessary on your exit

any other amounts owing, such as recurrent charges.

Capital gain
The outgoing resident will receive 30% of any capital gain when the unit is sold.


“Brian loved the quality of the units and management and the friendship of the neighbours. Because of his own health problems, Brian needed a lot of help from the Merton Home Care service and is full of praise for the 'Merton Angels'."